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Building the Capability to Predict New Consumer Behaviors
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Building the Capability to Predict New Consumer Behaviors

Leveraging data to model new scenarios and predict demand changes Collaborating to improve utility of the technology an organization already has How to think about a development roadmap in the current climate Designing cross-functional projects that support a culture of partnership — Dave Warrick General Manager, Global Supply Chain Microsoft As GM of Global Supply Chain for Microsoft, Dave manages the order to cash cycle, Channel Operations Planning  and Distribution & Logistics for all Microsoft physical products worldwide including Xbox, Surface, Accessories and Surface Hub.  He also manages all aspects of Channel Management, Software Manufacturing, and numerous other functions as…

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Panel: The Supply Chain of the Future and Behaviors that Drives Excellence
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Panel: The Supply Chain of the Future and Behaviors that Drives Excellence

Compensation plans that foster innovation and continuous process improvement Performance metrics that incentivize collaboration and build a culture of systemic thinking Operating Efficiency: Designing shared priorities and objectives into cross-functional decision-making — Moderator: Shay Scott Executive Director, Global Supply Chain Institute University of Tennessee Shay Scott, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the Global Supply Chain Institute (GSCI) at The University of Tennessee (UT). Ranked as a top program globally, UT’s GSCI exists to shape and influence the practice of SCM by serving as a global hub for leading companies, researchers, practitioners and students. He also serves as Professor of Practice…

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MxD Virtual Factory Tour: Digital Manufacturing – Where Virtual Meets Real
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MxD Virtual Factory Tour: Digital Manufacturing – Where Virtual Meets Real

North American Manufacturing Excellent Summit 2021 was held virtually due to COVID19, but that did not prevent hundreds of senior manufacturing executives and the service and solution providers relevant to their interests from coming together to network, benchmark, learn, and share with one another during what has been a difficult year in uncharted business territory. As part of NAMES21, Executive Platforms and Siemens organized a virtual factory tour of the MxD on Goose Island. MxD (Manufacturing x Digital) – formerly DMDII (Digital Manufacturing Design Innovation Institute) is where innovative manufacturers go to forge their futures. In partnership the Department of…

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C to C, a Podcast hosted by Gary Nowacki of TraceGains
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C to C, a Podcast hosted by Gary Nowacki of TraceGains

At North American Food Safety & Quality 2019 last June in Chicago we spoke with Gary Nowacki of TraceGains about C to C, his podcast talking about food from Conception to Consumption. Other content from Gary on epthoughtleaders.com include an in-depth interview here, and a workshop presentation here. — TraceGains is a rapidly growing software company, delivering a sophisticated suite of products for food, beverage, and CPG companies. TraceGains solutions empower our customers to satisfy compliance with regulations and industry standards such as FSMA, GFSI, and HACCP/HARPC, without the need for additional staff. At the heart of TraceGains is a…

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Digital Tools to Improve Logistics Visibility in the Supply Chain
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Digital Tools to Improve Logistics Visibility in the Supply Chain

Understanding how Dell’s flexible supply chain ecosystem allows it to respond and adapt to changing circumstances What is an integrated engagement model, and how do you put the theory into practice to nurture ongoing supply chain innovation? Discussing how automation and the emergence of smart technologies are accelerating the path to supplier maturity Co-Developing new capabilities to reduce inventory, cycle times, and supply chain variability — Tom McKenzie VP, Global Fulfillment & Logistics Dell Technologies Tom leads North America Fulfillment & Logistics Operations and Global Services Transportation within Dell Global Operations. He is responsible for ensuring Dell products and spare…

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Bringing Transparency and Agility to the Supply Chain – A Conversation with Josh Betz of E2open
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Bringing Transparency and Agility to the Supply Chain – A Conversation with Josh Betz of E2open

 At the North American Supply Chain Executive Summit earlier this month in Chicago we spoke with Josh Betz, E2open’s AVP of Solutions Consulting. He shared some of his thoughts on transparency and visibility in a supply chain, how it informs agility, and how control towers –and control towers by any other name– empower companies and leaders to move from reactive to proactive thinking. — Josh Betz is AVP of Solutions Consulting at E2open, where he helps some of the world’s best-known brands orchestrate and optimize their supply chain, by leveraging the world’s largest multi-enterprise business network. With over 15…

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Communication and Collaboration in the Food Industry – A Conversation with Gary Nowacki
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Communication and Collaboration in the Food Industry – A Conversation with Gary Nowacki

At North American Food Safety & Quality 2019 last month in Chicago we spoke with Gary Nowacki of TraceGains about how data management and the sharing of information throughout a supply chain are ever-present challenges for Food and Beverage companies. TraceGains works to connect business partners seamlessly and easily to facilitate communication and collaboration. To hear more on this topic, here is a link to Gary’s workshop from NAFS19 that we shared earlier. — TraceGains is a rapidly growing software company, delivering a sophisticated suite of products for food, beverage, and CPG companies. TraceGains solutions empower our customers to satisfy…

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Visibility and Information in the Food Industry – A Conversation with Ron Stakland of FoodChain ID
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Visibility and Information in the Food Industry – A Conversation with Ron Stakland of FoodChain ID

At North American Food Safety & Quality 2019 last month in Chicago we spoke with Ron Stakland, FoodChain ID’s Senior Director, Business Development. He shared his experience and expertise on how food safety and quality executives can leverage technology to gather, process, understand, and act upon the data flowing through their organizations. — FoodChain ID assists food, feed, and agricultural companies- from the world’s leading brands to single product producers- through certification, technical, and testing services and solutions. FoodChain ID certifies to the BRC Global Standards, SQF Codes, GlobalG.A.P. Standards, EU and US organic programs, ProTerra, and other sustainability IP…

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Traceability and the Food Industry – A Conversation with Vanessa Grondin of OPTEL Group
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Traceability and the Food Industry – A Conversation with Vanessa Grondin of OPTEL Group

At North American Food Safety & Quality 2019 last month in Chicago we spoke with Vanessa Grondin, OPTEL Group’s VP, Global Head of Strategy, Food & Beverage Industry. Vanessa talked about how Food companies are building a digital backbone into their supply chains to improve visibility, traceability, and resiliency to meet and exceed the expectations of regulators and consumers. — Vanessa has over 10 years’ experience in the Food industry, where she has held a variety of management positions, mainly in R&D, in QA, as well as in process and equipment engineering design. As VP of OPTEL’s F&B industry, Vanessa’s…

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The Myth of Out-of-the-Box Blockchain: Three Things to Know Now
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The Myth of Out-of-the-Box Blockchain: Three Things to Know Now

Considering a leap to a blockchain system for food safety? We’ll cover: How do blockchain systems work? Will your workflow change? And if so, how? Three questions you should always ask before committing to blockchain systems Which complementary technologies magnify the power of blockchain systems—and which fail to fully meet food safety needs? Which similar powerful technologies are available in ready-to-use format today? — Matt Smith Founder ICIX Matt is the founder of ICIX and is responsible for determining the company’s vision and strategy and cultivating industry relationships. Since ICIX was established in 2004, Matt has been instrumental in securing…

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Collaborating to Bring Transparency to Supply Chains Through the Cloud
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Collaborating to Bring Transparency to Supply Chains Through the Cloud

ICIX helps the retail and consumer goods industries’ leading companies collaborate across trading partner networks to achieve Active Transparency. ICIX solutions enable companies to safeguard consumers, protect their brand, and build trust – all while improving margins. Its applications and the ICIX retail cloud network are built on the Salesforce Customer Success Platform, and bring unparalleled visibility and efficiency to the extended supply chain for product safety, compliance and corporate social responsibility. Over 20,000 businesses are active members of the ICIX network, including leading retailers, manufacturers, their trading partners and over 50 testing, inspection and certification companies. — Matt Smith…

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Improving End-to-End Efficiency with Visibility While Goods are in Transit
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Improving End-to-End Efficiency with Visibility While Goods are in Transit

Savi Technology uses live streaming facts and analytics about the location, condition, and security of in-transit goods to equip shippers, carriers, 3PLs, and governments with actionable insights to optimize supply chains, reducing costs and inventory. Savi supports complex supply chain networks for large CPG, Pharma, the DoD and over a dozen government agencies around the globe. — Vicki Warker is the Chief Marketing Officer of Savi Technology where she designs and implements marketing strategies and programs that drive revenue growth for the company’s live streaming, in-transit visibility solutions while positioning the company for expansion into the Industrial Internet of Things…

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Streaming Data to Improve Visibility in Your Supply Chain
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Streaming Data to Improve Visibility in Your Supply Chain

By 2020, there will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet of Things. A tidal wave of raw data is about to deliver as much information as anyone could ever want, provided it can be processed and understood in time to making informed decisions. In this short video, Jim Hayden, Savi Technology’s EVP of Products, will talk about how streaming data and machine learning can work together to equip supply chain executives with powerful new tools to leverage the enhanced visibility the Internet of Things can deliver. — Savi Technology uses live streaming facts and analytics about the location,…

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